INDIA: Centrifugal Politics

Perhaps, after all, there would be no independent India; indeed, there might be no India.

By last week nine months of slaughter, pillage, and arson had killed nearly 15,000* Indians (according to low Government estimates), had all but persuaded Britons and Congress leaders that Moslems and Hindus could not cooperate in a unified nation. Almost everybody but Gandhi now accepts the principle of Pakistan (a separate Moslem state or states). Even Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru has said: "The Moslem League can have Pakistan if they wish to have it." But he served notice that if India was going to split along communal...

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